Topic-Economies and development

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Island Leaders Meeting Suva was buzzing last week as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders took… Read More

Economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war: A grim outlook

YAN ISLAM | The latest evaluations by IMF, World Bank and UN agencies reveal that the war in Ukraine that commenced with Russia’s invasion… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 1: Marking a half-century of market-led development

RON BEVACQUA | The year 2022 marks an important anniversary in the field of economic development and poverty reduction. It was exactly 50 years… Read More

Ukraine before the Russian invasion: Democratic governance and economic performance

YAN ISLAM | Stanford historian Norman Naimark proclaims that Ukraine was a ‘thriving young democracy’ prior to the Russian invasion. He qualifies this… Read More

Data security, market competition and emerging mobile payment platforms in the Asia Pacific

HUI FENG, LUKE HOUGHTON, ERNEST FOO, DIAN TJONDRONEGORO AND KHONDKER MOHAMMAD ZOBAIR | Mobile payment platforms (MPPs) have become the vanguard of financial technology… Read More

COVID-19 is changing financial inclusion: Can policymakers keep up?

SHAWN HUNTER AND PETER ROSENKRANZ | The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people have access… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Last minute reprieve for Pacific Islands Forum unity Just as we thought it was all over for the Pacific Islands… Read More

Pacific resilience tested on multiple fronts

TESS NEWTON CAIN | It was quite the year for the Pacific islands in 2021. Countries have had to negotiate the ongoing impacts of… Read More

Confronting India’s ‘inequality problem’

IYANATUL (YAN) ISLAM | In a recent piece, Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of economics at London School of Economics, reflects on India’s ‘inequality problem’. Read More

Geopolitical risk isn’t rare on earth

EDUADO ROCA, AKIHIRO OMURA AND JOHN FAN | Heightened geopolitical tension is drawing increased attention from businesses and financial markets. Geopolitical risk, occurring as… Read More


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